Granny Smith are a well known apple! They are a tart apple that are great for pies. They are also great for caramel apples because the sweetness of the caramel and tartness of the apple balance each other out. These are also considered a winter apple, so they are great for storing.
And a select few of you love them for eating :)
My grandpa always like to throw one of these in the mix when making apple cider to give it a little bit of zing.
Gold Rush are a winter apple too, so also great for storing. Also great for eating fresh, salads, cider and cooking. Gold Rush apples also resist browning so another reason why they are great for salads. They won't brown as much as other apples.
Gold Rush have a tart taste but also with some sweetness.
Other apples availability:
Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Fuji, Braeburn - Lots of these varieties left.
Red Delicious, Melrose- They are all gone off the main row but lots of both of these left in older section of orchard behind the shop. Ask if you can't find them.
Gala-All gone off the main two rows, but still some nice crispy ones left in the older section of the orchard. Look right behind the shop in the first 2 rows, or please ask and we will take you to them!
Rome- If you walk all the way to the far end, you will find some left. They will likely be gone by this weekend though.
Ruby Jon, Honeycrisp - All have been picked.
Don't forget about our 1st Apple Festival which is this next weekend!
Saturday, October 19th. 10am-2pm
We will have apple tasting of all varieties that are ripe.
Apple crafts for kids,
Apple orchard tours at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
And it even looks to be sunny!!!